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Seven real-life skills your teenager needs before going away to college

In my job teaching college English and creative writing, I hold individual conferences with my freshmen every semester, and this year’s were a doozy: One young woman wanted me to help her with a criminal complaint; one young man sought advice on finding a neurologist; and another student asked me …

College & University

The Best Ways to See Europe in Just 10 Days

If there’s one thing that Americans get shafted on (there’s not just one; there are loads), it’s vacation days. A 10-day trip will probably eat up a …

European Travel

9 TED talks that will make you better with money

TED is a non-profit organization that formed in 1984 with the goal of spreading ideas in areas of technology, entertainment, and design, and has slowly evolved to include everything from global issues to academic topics. Ideas are shared via short "talks" — speeches given by experts in their …

9 phrases only MBAs understand

Every industry has its own lingo. Business-school jargon may be especially perplexing to outsiders.<p>To help clear up some of the confusion, we asked two MBA grads about the most unusual terms and phrases they picked up in business school.<p>Paul Ollinger graduated from the Tuck School of Business at …

Harvard Business School

25 high-paying jobs that are perfect for shy people

<b>• Shy people can thrive in certain occupations and work environments.</b><p><b>• Business Insider scoured Occupational Information Network (O*NET to find out what jobs are a great fit for shy people.</b><p><b>• Many of the jobs we found are in the field of science.</b><p>Shy people are often at risk of getting shouted over …

The SMS text message turns 25 today

There weren’t too many historical events on December 3, 1992, but the date is an important one for mobile fans: 25 years ago today, the very first …

15 books Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk think everyone should read

Books have always been important to billionaire moguls like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.<p>Over the years, the trio has sung the praises of several books that influenced the way they see the world, from their approach to technological innovation to how they manage their businesses.<p>Here are …

Jeff Bezos

Recall of more than 663,000 dishwashers for fire risk includes Bosch, Thermador

Own a dishwasher at home? If so, it may be worth it to double check the manufacturer and model number. BSH Home Appliances, the manufacturer of Bosch …

Washing Machines

Eating Bananas Everyday Can Prevent Heart Attack, Strokes: Study

Eating bananas on a daily basis could prevent heart attacks and strokes, a new study has found.<p>Bananas are rich in potassium and such foods help in …

3 times it's smarter not to speak up at work

At work, we don't have that luxury. We can't just call people out who do something that bothers us. So, how we respond to comments or actions that rub us the wrong way becomes a tad trickier.<p>When should you speak up? And when should you let it slide?<p>There are certain situations in which it's …

A 40-year study of teens finds Generation Z is unlike any past generation — here's what they're all about

Contrary to teenagers of past generations, Generation Z — broadly defined as people born between 1995 and the mid-2000s — aren't drinking alcohol, having sex, driving, or going out without their parents nearly as much.<p>According to psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, who analyzed 8.3 million …

Solaris to Linux Migration 2017

Many people have contacted me recently about switching from Solaris (or illumos) to Linux, especially since most of the Solaris kernel team were let …

Atlanta immigration detainee dies

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> A man in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody has died after being hospitalized for shortness of breath, officials said Wednesday.<p>Atulkumar Babubhai Patel was pronounced dead at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital on Tuesday afternoon.<p>The 58-year-old Indian national's death is …

For vulnerable high school girls in Japan, a culture of ‘dates’ with older men

TOKYO — High school dating? No big deal in many parts of the world — but in Japan, it means something quite different.<p>Here, “high school dating” matches girls in uniforms with men in their 40s and 50s and beyond. And it means money changing hands.<p>Sometimes this involves a walk around the block or a …

Here's the cold LinkedIn message that prompted a CEO to give the sender a job

Then she received a LinkedIn message from Elliott Bell that changed her mind. Bell was hired as the director of marketing a few months later. He worked at The Muse for four years.<p>Here's the full text of the LinkedIn message he sent Minshew. It's reprinted in "The New Rules of Work," the new book …

How Edge Computing And Serverless Deliver Scalable Machine Learning Services

Machine Learning, Edge Computing and Serverless are the three key technologies that will redefine the Cloud Computing platforms.<p>Machine Learning (ML) is becoming an integral part of modern applications. From the web to mobile to IoT, ML is powering the new breed of applications through natural user …

Machine Learning

24 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Japan

Simply put, Japan is a fascinating destination. Here, you'll find a seamless blend of old traditions and new technology. You'll also discover …

Easy Online Graphic Design Software

8 Free and Low-Cost Easy-to-Use Online Graphic Tools<p>Updated April 13, 2017<p>The Internet has become increasingly visual, which means home business …

New research reveals a personality trait that can make you a better decision-maker

In the political one, it's the difference between war and peace, prosperity and want. In the business world, it's what separates seven-figure paydays from bankruptcy filings.<p>In short, making good choices is pretty close to the most important life skill you'll ever master. How do you get better at …

Here Are the Best Vanguard Funds To Buy (They're Not the Ones You Think)

I want to let you in on a shocking secret about Vanguard: they’re great <i>active</i> investors.<p>That’s right. The people almost everyone looks to for low-fee index funds are, in fact, top-flight stock pickers.<p>Take the actively managed <b>Vanguard Windsor Fund Investor Shares (VWNDX):</b> since inception way back …

There's A Physics Trick To Keep Your Shoes From Coming Untied

In order to tie your shoes, there’s a simple knot that almost all of us learn how to make when we’re small children: a “criss-cross and tuck” part, followed by a “loop-and-pull” part. That simple knot has three strong advantages to it over most other types:<p>It effectively takes up the rest of the …

CrissCross

You're probably showering way too often

Spring is here. That means longer, warmer days — and, for many people, more frequent showering to wash away the sweat and smells that come with higher temperatures.<p>Here's the thing, though: Your regular showers may be grosser than your sweat.<p>There isn't much research that can tell you exactly how …

TextExpander – Productivity App | Text Expander

“TextExpander is all about efficiency, a combination of speed and accuracy. If we aren’t efficient, we are wasting time and money, and our customers …

A former Google and Apple exec says there are 4 ways to lead a team — and 3 are ineffective

Kim Scott is no psychoanalyst — she's a CEO coach— but when she talks about the genesis of ineffective leadership styles, she points straight to your experience at 18 months old.<p>At that point, Scott says, you're taught: "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."<p>Then, when …

Science Shows How Harsh Parenting Can Make Kids Do Worse in School

Yelling at kids can backfire.<p>All parents want to give their children the best chance in life. But new research suggests that overly aggressive and …

Parenting

Learn How to Code From Your Couch With This Complete Web Developer Course 2.0

From HTML to Bootstrap.<p>Do you need to get your website up to scratch, or want to make some extra money building sites for others?<p>Web development is a …

Are bad people skills holding you back?

Question:<p>I have had some pretty negative feedback in my last review at work and I’m totally at a loss on how to fix it. They say I lack soft skills, …

The 10 best jobs that don't require a bachelor's degree

There are plenty of well-paying jobs with good prospects you can get that merely require some formal postsecondary training, or even just a high-school diploma.<p>According to US News & World Report's 2017 Best Jobs rankings— which determines the best occupations in the US based on median salary, …

23 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your …

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for "people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python." A fortunate thing …